Friday, May 30, 2008


Thambale pudi a.k.a chutney powder is one of the most versatile and tastiest powder i have known.It is made using a variety of spices, toasted coconut and lentils.I got this recipe from my mom.Its just perfect.

It can be eaten with rice,idli or dosa,roti's or use it to flavor a variety of dishes and upkari's.Its so delicious that you can have it endlessly just on its own.Here i used to flavor one of my favorite vegetable brinjal.You can use any variety of brinjal but the one i used here are the small,round green ones.They are slightly sweeter and not at all bitter.You can also stuff the brinjal with this powder and cook it with shallots.That is also one of my favorite dish.



urad dal - 1 cup
Chana dal - 1 cup
Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 10 nos
Shredded coconut - 3 cups
Curry leaves - 1 cup
Tamarind - 2 tsp


Roast each dal separately and keep aside.Roast coconut,red chillies,curryleaves and coriander seeds also separately and keep aside.Coarsely grind urad dal and chana dal and keep aside.grind coriander seeds smoothly and keep aside.Grind red chillies also to a fine powder and keep aside.Then grind the coconut smoothly and later add the dried curry leaves and grind it together.Then mix everything together in a bowl with tamarind and salt.Store it in a cool place in a dry container until use.
NOTE:-The blender should be totally dry before grinding the ingredients.That will increase the shelf life of the powder.



Brinjal - 6-7 nos ,diced I used the small ,round green ones.You can use variety.
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
turmeric - 1/2 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
thambale pudi - 1/3 cup


Coat the diced brinjal with the powder and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,when it starts to crackle add curry leaves,turmeric pdr and red chilli pdr.Then add the coated brinjal.Sprinkle some water and add salt.Cover and Cook on a medium low heat for 15-20 mins or until tender.Serve hot with rice and dal.

Come back to see what my marathon buddies have cooked up today!!!

Divya - Orange Cake with cream cheese frosting

Sri - LBS#34

Anu - Mushroom Rolls

Laks - Hot Chocolate

Siri - tali hui bhindi

Raaga - Raspberry raisin Ring

Dhivya - Dried blueberry Vol-au-vents

Swati - Chicken Kheema masala

Bhags - Asparagi Riso


Asha said...

Wonderful looking traditional dish, will try!:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy and delicious ......Will definitely try.Thanks for sharing...Have a great weekend.

@the_whisk_affair said...

I love the chutney powder too...i could just eat it as such. this is innovative, using the all-familiar powder in a veg dish! good job ranji!

Cham said...

Thanks to share traditi podi Ranji, Love Brinjal , cannot wait to try this one too :)

Sum Raj said...

my fav tambli puddi..wht will i do now?.. mouthwaters...and with brinjal siddish jee bhar gayaa

Sangeeth said...

lovely recipe ranji...loved the powder....i have added you in my blog roll....would greatly appreciate if you could add mine too....

Sangeeth said...

sweety you have a surprise in my blog :)

Uma said...

Yummy brinjal curry, Ranji! I am digging right through the picture. Thanks for a lovely lunch dear ranji!

Madhavi said...

Brinjal curry looks great, love this recipe. will try soooon!!!

Suganya said...

Hi Ranji....
This dish look so good. So mouthwatering combo picture. Have to try this recipe. YUM!....

Unknown said...

love the traditional podi ranji..

Prajusha said...

brinjal curry looks nice..will definitely try ur version soon.podi also looks good.

Siri said...

Yummy looking dish the podi!


Swati Raman Garg said...

wonderful tangy looking dish ranji... sometimes i feel to cut from my roots.. i dont know half d names of our dishes, and u guys know it all... atleast now i feel like updating myself.. thanks...

bha said...

nice masala vangi .....wud be divine with hot phulkas

Arundathi said...

its so nice to see these traditional recipes spelt out... thanks!

delhibelle said...

that looks so delicious ranji..thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

Vani said...

the eggplant upkari looks yum, Ranji! The watermelong juice -refreshing & perfect for summer days! And congrats on your awards :)

ranji said...

thank u all for ur lovely motivating comments..i really appreciate it.come back for more:)

Unknown said...

Hi Ranji, I made your thambuli pudi today, i didnt have curry leaves, so i guess that gave a different taste, but otherwise, it tasted really good:)